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Tried to make a nice dinner for Whines and Lhexa last night. Turned out "okay, considering," though to be fair I made three things, none of which I'd made before.

Carribean-style chicken on black beans and sweet potatoes, served with nut-crusted baked brie, toasted french bread, and home-made apple chutney.

Results were ambiguous. I'd gotten the brie/bread/chutney idea from a local restaurant, and their chutney was not my chutney. Aaand, I made the mistake of using some *ancient* pecans, so everything had a weird "rancid canola oil" edge to it. That was kind of sad. But...tasty enough, considering, for a first try.

The chicken was pretty simple--grilled chicken breasts sprinkled with cajun blackening powder. Not bad, though with only two ingredients, not terribly ambitious.

Overall, I think it was a good effort, made a little weak by substandard ingredients. I'll try again later and use a slightly different chutney recipe.

[edit: and a peanut-butter-and-apple-chutney sandwich is a little weird.]

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baktre
Feb. 12th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
You're SOOOO good at making chicken, Spot. :) Thank you!
herefox
Feb. 12th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Hrm...I'd actually spice the beans and use them as a sauce for the chicken myself. But it sounds lovely!
spottylogic
Feb. 12th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
I did spice the beans, they just went *under* the chicken :)
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